Saturday, March 30, 2013

April at the Bookshop Under the Windmill

We are going to be busy bees this April at the Bookshop! We've seen an increase in customers and event attendees in the last few months. We also expect our new deck and store sign to be completed in April. Hope you'll join us for one of these upcoming events!

April 2:  Senior Day, 10:00am - 12:00pm
April 3:  Little Listeners, 10:30am
April 5:  Friends of the Boerne Public Library meeting, 9:00am
April 25:  Boerne Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Bookshop, 11:00am
April 25:  FOBPL Volunteer Luncheon (following the ribbon cutting)

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Books Fly at Boerne Outdoor Family Fair

On Saturday, March 16, Boerne held its annual Outdoor Family Fair at the Main Plaza...and the Friends of the Boerne Public Library were there! We handed out over five large boxes of books, free to children, and we also gave out bookmarks and coupons to use at our Bookshop Under the Windmill. We were so thankful for the gorgeous weather because so many families turned out for this wonderful community event. Thank you, Boerne!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ladies' Craft Night: Handmade Journals

The Bookshop Under the Windmill isn't just about books...ladies of all ages can join us for Ladies' Craft Night! Our first of the year will be on March 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm. We'll be making journals using numerous materials (please bring any paper or crafty odds and ends with you).

Bring a friend, something to drink and a snack to share if you wish.  Only $10.00!

Below are some future Craft Night events you can put on your calendar now. Join us!

May 9: Flower Press
August 29: Secret Book
October 10: Burlap Pumpkins
December 5: Wine bottle plate and olive fork

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Standing Room Only for Irish Storytelling Night!

Over sixty people - adults and children - attended our Irish Storytelling Night featuring storyteller Jane McDaniel! She spun her tales for an hour: some funny, some sad, ALL spectacular and fascinating. The Boerne Cooking Cottage provided yet another wonderful offering of treats for the crowd, including cookies with Bailey's Irish Creme frosting. Not a crumb was left...delicious!

Our well-fed attendees were the pot of gold under the rainbow: they donated $130 to the Bookshop Under the Windmill. We will be purchasing furniture for our new deck with these much-needed funds. Each donor got their name on a four-leaf clover that is now prominently hanging on the wall in the Bookshop. You can get one, too! We are open this Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm. Come see us!

1st Vice President Ann Liebner introducing our guest speaker.

Leprechaun punch, cookies and a rainbow with a pot of gold for snacks.
Jane McDaniel, Ann Liebner and Judith Umberger

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 2013 at The Bookshop Under the Windmill

There are several fun things to do in March at The Bookshop Under the Windmill: Hope you'll join us for an event...or all of them!

March 5: Senior Day, 10:00 am-12:00pm
March 6: Little Listeners, 10:30am
March 28: Ladies Craft Night (Journal Making), 5:00pm-7:00pm

The Bookshop is in need of donations for Ladies' Night and the store in general: large area rugs in good condition, buttons, ribbons, lace, beads, old forks and old stationery and cards. And, WE NEED YOUR USED BOOKS! Please drop off your books at the Main Library next door to the bookshop. Thank you!